FAQs

Frequently Asked/Answered Questions

If You Encounter a Bear

A sitting bear Seeing a black bear can be an exciting, and for some people, a nerve-wracking event. These recommendations are meant to be general and cover the basic types of human-bear interactions that can occur. Encounters vary greatly, and all situations are different.

Black bears are large, strong wild animals that should be treated with respect and appreciated from a distance to ensure your safety as well as the bear’s.

Permanent Licenses FAQs

Learn about the new age eligibility for permanent licenses taking effect in 2018.

What is a permanent license?

Wildlife Action Plan FAQs

Check out these FAQs to learn more about a Wildlife Action Plan

What does Congress require in a Wildlife Action Plan?

Fish Health Program

Vermont's Fish Health program helps protect wild fish populations and fish reared at fish culture stations by preventing and managing serious fish diseases.

interactions causing fish disease

The program is responsible for:

Fishing Tournaments FAQs

Woman holding fish

Whether you’re organizing a fishing tournament or want to find one, here are the answers to many of the questions asked about fishing tournaments.

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia FAQs

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) is a deadly fish virus, first discovered in the Great Lakes. Vermont has adopted regulations to prevent the introduction of VHS to our waters.

Clean Vessel Act Grant

Provides funding for the construction, renovation, operation, or maintenance of pumpout stations, pumpout boats, and dump stations used by boaters.

Hunter Ed FAQs

Answers to your questions about hunting safety in Vermont.

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.